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The Thomas Hickman House almost ready for tours

Built in 1819, the Thomas Hickman House in New Franklin stands almost ready for public tours on Thursday. The house is one of Missouri's oldest intact brick houses and will open to the public on Saturday during the seventh annual Missouri Chestnut Roast.

Kitchen building at Thomas Hickman House

The Thomas Hickman House includes a separate building that served as the summer kitchen, pictured here on Thursday. The family's servants in the 19th century would have prepared meals, sewed and done laundry in this one-room building, which features a functional hearth.

Attic of Thomas Hickman house

The attic of the Thomas Hickman House in New Franklin remains the house's only unfurnished room as of Thursday. Walnut timber and brick walls are the attic's only guard against the elements. The Hickmans, who had nine slaves in the 1850s, would lock their slaves in this attic at night.

William Clinch

William Clinch

Jeremy Bohannon

Jerry Bohannon

Becky Doisy

Becky Doisy

Missouri safety Jarrell Harrison

Missouri safety Jarrell Harrison runs drills during Missouri football practice Tuesday on Kadlec Field.

Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon

The passion Sean Weatherspoon has for football is clear. ""Every time we step out there, no matter who we're playing, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else," Weatherspoon said.

Winning smile of Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon

Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon has always stood out in a crowd. "He met no strangers," his mother Elwanda Weatherspoon said.

Serving Columbia at night

Tim Mallory serves customers at his concession stand located near Ninth and Locust. In addition to hot dogs, Mallory offers brats, burgers, and nachos. He gets most of his business late at night after the bars close.

Grilling midnight snacks

Tim Mallory prepares hot dogs, brats, and burgers for his concession stand located near the corner of Ninth and Locust. Mallory opened his stand about a year ago, working into the night to serve those looking for a late night snack.

Dogfighting raid: Junior

Junior, one of hundreds of American pit bulls that were seized July 8 in a dozen states from the largest dogfighting raid in U.S. history, gets a little friendly petting from volunteer Tiffany McBee at the Humane Society of Missouri headquarters Wednesday, Oct. 14, in St. Louis. Junior and five others seized during the raids will soon leave the Humane Society's emergency shelter in St. Louis for new homes.

Dogfighting raid: Jakob

Jakob, one of hundreds of American pit bulls that were seized July 8 in a dozen states from the largest dogfighting raid in U.S. history, gets a kiss from cruelty investigator Kyle Held at the Humane Society of Missouri headquarters Wednesday, Oct. 14, in St. Louis. Jake and five others seized during the raids will soon leave the Humane Society's emergency shelter in St. Louis for new homes. Jake is headed to Los Gatos, Calif., for a new career as a therapy dog.

Missouri basketball player Kim English

Missouri men's basketball player Kim English says he and his teammates are ready to start the season. The Tigers begin practice on Friday.

MU soccer volunteers

Missouri soccer players Edith Lopez and Kristin Andrighetto help Sam Fessehay iron a drawstring backpack he made during a sewing class at Lange Middle School in Columbia.

MU soccer player volunteers

Missouri soccer player Meghan Pfeiffer helps Skylar Vahle build a crash test bridge during an industrial technology class Oct. 8, 2009, at Lange Middle School in Columbia.

Holding off the rush for Blaine Gabbert

Missouri linemen hold off the Nebraska rush to allow Tigers quarterback Blaine Gabbert to make a pass. Missouri's linemen made some good plays, but they were also called for holding four times.

Discussing the exhibition

From left, Benton Kidd, Curator of Ancient Art at the Museum of Art and Archeology, talks with Gennie Pfannenstiel about the newly opened exhibition, "The Sacred Feminine, Prehistory to Postmodernity," located at the museum.

Wandering through the exhibition

Guests walk around the Museum of Art and Archaeology's newly opened exhibition, "The Sacred Feminine, Prehistory to Postmodernity," to explore the many forms of art displayed. The exhibition will be at the museum through Dec. 24.

Examining a painting

Margaret Waddell reads the description of a painting in "The Sacred Feminine, Prehistory to Postmodernity" exhibition at the Museum of Art and Archaeology. The flowing hair of the woman in the painting became part of a discussion between Waddell and other people at the exhibition.
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